Koh Tao, Suratthani Thailand (PressExposure) February 05, 2009 -- Dive Shop Software - New Version Release!
Every business with more than one employee relies on some kind of business software in their office today, and the scuba diving industry shouldn't make an exception anymore. Many dive operators have more than 20 people working around their dive centers. Most of them working closely with customers being paid according to the work they do, others are on monthly or weekly saleries. And than there are the freelancers, money walks in and out of the shop, the whole day long, customers pay cash or credit card... let's be honest, there is a lot going on in a dive center. Keeping track of all of the many tasks, a dive center has to face during the day, like hotel reservations, student record files, sales and rentals, wages etc., a very sophisticated and clever software is required, rather than pen and paper nowadays.
Understandably, a software that has been especially designed for a dive center and could do all the above, would come with a rather large price tag, since thousands of dollars and man hours have gone into the development of the software.
Back in 2006, when ProData software launched version 2.0 of DiveShopManager, there whwere only a few dive centers interested in controlling there dive shop with a software. Some used excel spread sheets to make accountings, though most of the dive centers we visited over the years still use conventional books to account for all the many processes going on during a dive shops day. As acurrat as this might be done and as correct it might be coming out, it just doesn't provide you with any kind of statistics, neither does it keep you in touch with your excisting clientel, for newsletters and birthday mails, nor does it promote your website on the internet!
Now in 2009, there is a solution that simply rocks! The award winning dive center software "DiveShopManager 2.5" is a cost effective dive shop software and doesn't require a PHD from the user. Although setting up the software for an individual dive resort will require abit of work until all data is entered, it will save the invested time multiple times during it's lifetime, later on. DiveShopManager has been developed especially for dive resorts and live aboard operators in 2005 and has been updated ever since. ProData software will keep on developing DiveShopManager and all updates are included in the sales price.
DiveShopManager 2.5 controls student record files, scuba diving Courses, fun dives, sales and rentals, hotel reservations, staff, wages, invoices, daily revenue, suppliers, business partners and much more. This software package provides you with statistics on your hotel, your dive school, your dive boat(s), your staff and your customers as well as your sales and rentals at any time of any given day. Every part of the software is freely scalable to make it work for any particular dive center.